I make it a point to give stupid answers when someone asks a stupic question. "Did you survive the ordeal?" "No, I died tragically several years ago." It seems that many people are so disgusted with the excessive TSA screening procedures that many are giving "tit for tat". Literally. A Colorado woman was recently released from jail after police said Yukari Mihamae squeezed and twisted the agent's breast with both hands. Apparently we're suppose to relax and submit to federal groping, but giving the agents a dose of their own medicine is considered a federal offense. While I fully understand this woman's frustration, she will now have to go through a lengthy court ordeal for challenging this cog of the tyrannical wheel.
Another woman, Tammy Banovac, was able to draw attention to the unpleasant airport procedure by wearing next to nothing while going through security at the airport in Oklahoma City. Another passenger videotaped the event and posted it to YouTube, giving more exposure (pardon the pun) to the idiocy of thinking this provides security for air travelers. (This video has already had over three million views even though it isn't as titillating as you might think.)
Women are not the only ones to shed their clothes to emphasize their displeasure with Terminally Stupid Agents. Mike Mueller, who apparently walked through Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix Thanksgiving day in his Speedo swimwear. He also had I Heart TSA painted on his back, which I assume was a strong dose of sarcasm. The article suggests that "stunts like this are being used to protest or support the TSA's controversial new pat down procedures."
So I have two questions I would like to pose to my readers:
1) Would you be willing to strip down for TSA? (And if so, how far?)
2) What other strategies do you suggest we use to eliminate this unwelcome instrustion into our lives?